Over the years, Toyota has been successfully launching luxury cars which are known for superior quality and design. Of all them, Lexus is the most selling car in Japan. Among luxury car brands it is the fastest-growing, and in general, it is the fourth largest carmaker, only after BMW, Mercedes, and Audi.
These 7 facts will tell you something new about your favorite car.
#7: Sheer Attention to Detail
To bring an impeccable feeling to the switches and buttons, a staff member was given the duty to test them wearing fake nails. This all happened during the early development phase of the car. The staff member would also consult with customers on a regular basis.
#6: Late Release in Japan
As a subdivision of Toyota it is obviously a Japanese car. But the car made its debut in another country. Though it was launched in 1989, it was not available in the Japanese market until 2005.
#5: Top Quality Leather
Leather draped seats in this car are very comfortable. The auto giant doesn’t opt for anything but hides of cows that were raised in farms without barbed wire.
#4: Top Ford Official Drives Lexus
Alan Mulally, former Chief Executive Officer of Ford, disclosed that he used to drive a Lexus, while still working for the company. He later admitted that he could not find a match to iconic Lexus.
#3: Hybrid Pioneer
Toyota dominated the market for hybrid cars beginning from its inception. It has sold more hybrids than any of its competitors. An estimated 95% of all Lexus sold in the United Kingdom were hybrid.
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#2: An Invaluable Partnership With Yamaha
The brand reached out to Yamaha to seek assistance while developing the first model. Lexus was looking for a way to tune the sound derived from engine. Yamaha came up with the exact solution that they apply on their guitars!
#1: Strict Work Ethics
Toyota never skips on even the slightest details. On average, a paint inspector has to pass four tests a year to be considered fit for their jobs. The company believes everyone working in its plant is an artisan.